For some time an international anti-China campaign has escalated, where Think Tanks, Mainstream Media, and strategic reports of all sorts paint a picture of China and its alleged intentions which is simply not true and is extremely dangerous. An enemy image is being projected that in the worst case leads to war.
We, the signers, all having had direct experience with China, be it that we have lived or worked there, or from repeated travel over longer periods of time, could thus follow how Chinese society has transformed itself in an unprecedented way since the trauma of the Cultural Revolution. Thanks to a policy focused on the welfare of the population by the state leadership of the Peoples Republic, and the extraordinary hard work of the Chinese people, 850 million people could be freed from poverty, with the result that the population is fundamentally more optimistic about the future than the West, where poverty is increasing as a consequence of neo-liberal policies. Trust in the government is substantially greater than by us, a trend illustrated and strengthened by the effective way China brought under control the Covid-19 pandemic.
China is a 5,000 year old culture nation, leading until the 17. Century in technology, and it is thus not surprising that China today, with a population of 1.4 billion, strives for an equal place on the world stage. China’s socialism with its own characteristics for China is strongly shaped by the two and half thousand year old Confucian tradition, the orientation of its modern founder Sun Yat-sen on Abraham Lincoln, and even though the Chinese hold high the tradition of Karl Marx, their current economic system is more influenced by the American System of Alexander Hamilton and Friedrich List, the most famous non-Chinese economist in China. China learns from the best.
China has a rich culture of philosophy, poetry, painting, architecture, and wonderful folk music. President Xi Jinping emphasizes the importance of aesthetical education above all for youth as a precondition for the development of a beautiful soul, an idea promoted by the first education minister of the first Republic of China Cai Yuanpei, which furthermore originate from Friedrich Schiller and Wilhelm von Humboldt.
The success from China’s emphasis on science and technological progress and innovation, demonstrate the China is doing well with what we in the West have seemingly forgotten, and we would do better to respond to the offer of cooperation, than seeking confrontation.
We should better take up the view of the great philosopher and founder of modern mathematics, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and in a Dialogue of Cultures find a way to solve the crises challenging all of Humanity.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder and president, Schiller-Institut, Germany
Jacques Cheminade, President, Solidarité et Progrès, France
Uwe Behrens, logistics manager and author, Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. Ole Doering, Berlin, Germany, and Changsha, China
Marcelo Muñoz, founder and former President of Cátedra China (Spain), experienced in China since 1978.
Simón Levy, Founder of Cátedra México-China at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. (UNAM)
Sebastiano Brusco, pianist, Italy
Jacqueline Myrrhe, freelance journalist for space travel, Neubrandenburg, Germany
Frau Mileva, opera singer, Deutschland
Professor Elena Bazhenova, and Prof. Andreii Ostrovskii, Far East Institute Russian Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Mohamed Ali Ibrahim, Ph.D, Professor of Economics, Founder and Former Dean, College of International Transport and Logistics AASTMT, Egypt Former Director of AASTMT Port Said branch, Former Advisor to H .E Egyptian Transport Minister
Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan, Sinologist (former diplomat), Editor, Analyst, Non-Resident Fellow of CCG (Center for China and Globalization), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan
Yiorgos Veis, Ambassador ad honorem, Deputy First Secretary at the Greek Embassy in Beijing 1991-1994, Consul General in Hong Kong 2000-2004, Poet
Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, Ambassador ad honorem, Deputy Ambassador at the Greek Embassy in Beijing (1991-1993)
Juergen Heiducoff, Afghan war veteran and author
Prof.Dr.-Eng. Reinhold Meisinger,
Leena Maliki, Opera singer, Sweden
Associate Professor Verner D. Worm, Department of International Economics, Government and Business, Copernhagen Business School, Denmark
Enzo Siviero, Bridge Builder, Rector of eCampus University, Online Italy, Italy
Eng. Spartak Nano, Vice/President of Albaninan Confindustria
Professor Blagoje Babic, Serbia
Carlo Levi Minzi, pianist, Italy
Mr. Thore Vestby, Former Member of Norwegian Parliament, Co-founder of Ichi Foundation.
Jasminka Simić, PhD, editor-journalist of Radio-television of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
Bernd Matthes, Consultant, Dresden, Jinan Germany, Germany
Haider Alrubaye, President of the Iraqi-Chinese Friendship Association, Honorary member of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Iraq.
Professor Wilfried Schreiber, Military economist, philosopher, peace researcher
Dr. Alawi Swabury, ESSB KG / Europe-Asia-Africa Consulting Institute Berlin .
Ruben Dario Guzzetti, International affairs analyst, Argentine Institute of Geopolitical Studies (IADEG)
Andrea Szegö, Professor of Sociology (PhD), Budapest, Hungary
Živadin Jovanović, president of the Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals, Serbia
Bassam El Hachem, Professor of Political Sociology at the Arts and Human and Social Sciences Doctoral School of the Lebanese University, Lebanon
DeWayne Hopkins, Alderman at Large for the City of Muscatine, Iowa; former Mayor of Muscatine, USA
Michele De Gasperis, Founder and President, Italian One Belt One Road Institute, Italy
Prof. Dr. Wolf Dietrich Karl Rückert, industrial consultant, descendant of the poet Friedrich Rückert, Austria
George Floras, Managing Partner, Belt and Road Associates, Greece.
Elisabeth Kiderlen, CEO, Hainan Treasure Business COnsulting Services, (U.S. citizen, since 17 years in China)
Mario Cavolo, Senior Fellow, Center for China & Globalization
Eduardo Klinger Pevida, Director, Center for the Study and Analysis of China and Asia, Dominican Republic
Mr. Shakeel Ahmad Ramay, Director of China Center, Pakistan’s Sustainable Development Policy Institute.
Mr. Seymur Mammadov, Director of the International Expert Club EuarasiaAZ, Azerbaijan.
Dr. Wei – Jiang Xu, teacher and researcher at INSA Hauts-de-France, France
Bruno Guigue, researcher in political philosophy, France
Former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel (D-Alaska, 1969-1981); twice a candidate for the Democratic nomination for U.S. President, nationally known for his forceful but unsuccessful attempts to end the draft during the War in Vietnam and for putting the then-classified Pentagon Papers into the public record in 1971, at some risk to himself.
Luis González, Sinologist, Former Foreign Ministry Director of Asian and Oceania Affairs, Dominican Republic
Mme Anne Lettrée, Psychologist-sociologist in geopolitics, Modern and contemporary art historian, specialist in contemporary chinese art, CEO of Silk Road Business School, France